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Meet Our Team of Appraisal Experts in the Midwest

Meet our team of professional, educated experts at Consolidated Appraisal Services, dedicated to serving you with a full suite of appraisal services. Each team member brings a wealth of knowledge and specialized expertise, ensuring that no matter your appraisal needs—whether residential, commercial, agricultural, or specialized areas like eminent domain and conservation easements—you’re in capable hands. Our staff’s rigorous training and extensive experience reflect our commitment to providing precise and reliable appraisals. We’re here to assist with insightful evaluations that support your objectives, backed by the highest standards of integrity and service.

Your Team of Experienced Appraisers in The Midwest

Timothy L. Harpster, ARA

Rural & Eminent Domain Specialist
President & CEO
15+ years of experience
full suite of appraisals

Timothy L. Harpster, ARA is President of Consolidated Appraisal Services Company. Timothy L. Harpster holds the Accredited Rural Appraiser (ARA) designation which is awarded to by the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMRA) to those members who have had years of experience, are technically trained, have passed a rigid examination, and subscribe to a high code of ethics. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University. His appraisal education includes courses and seminars sponsored by AI, ASFMRA, conservation easement appraising, yellow book,  and  eminent domain appraisal classes from ODOT. He has completed numerous appraisals ranging from simple single family residential properties to complex eminent domain takings, and including various industrial and commercial properties, as well as unimproved farm properties and specialized livestock facilities.   

Tara Hilty

michigan, Ohio, & Pennsylvania
expert
real estate & livestock
10+ years of experience
Tara is a native of Putnam County Ohio where she grew up on her family livestock and grain operation. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor of administration degree from Tiffin University. Tara apprenticed under the guidance of Dick Putnam before becoming a Certified General Appraiser licensed in Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. She is a senior appraiser in the American Society of Equine Appraisers, International Society of Livestock Appraisers, and American Society of Farm Equipment Appraisers. Tara specializes in agricultural properties with extensive experience in equine, swine, dairy, beef, poultry, and grain facilities. Jordan Crum, an appraiser from Hillsboro, joined the Consolidated Appraisal team in 2023 and is apprenticing under the guidance of Tara. Tara resides in Ottawa, Ohio with her husband, Tom, and three daughters.

Jerry Vent

expert
general appraisals
ohio appraiser
11+ years of experience
Jerry Vent is a Certified General Appraiser with twelve years of community banking experience.  He joined Consolidated Appraisal Services Company in May, 2015 and covers the Northwest and North Central counties in Ohio.  Jerry combines his appraisal and banking experiences with an accounting background which includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Bowling Green State University and three years of experience in public accounting.  He is the youngest of eight children and grew up on a large (for its time) 50 head dairy farm with 400 acres of grain farming.  Growing up, Jerry could be spotted in the hay mound 90% of the time either unloading hay/straw or shooting baskets above the milking parlor.  Jerry graduated with honors from Upper Sandusky High School in 1995, Bowling Green State University in 1999, and the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, WI in 2012.  Besides appraising; his professional experience includes auditing, credit management, and branch management.  Jerry resides in Upper Sandusky with his better half, Heidi.  They have two internationally adopted children from Chelyabinsk, Russia.  Grace was born in 2003 and Ashton in 2004.  Jerry refers to the international adoption as a utopian experience.  In his spare time he enjoys helping on his family’s grain and beef farm, playing and coaching basketball, and watching The Ohio State Buckeyes.  Jerry combines his professional and personal experiences to provide a comprehensive approach to the appraisal profession.  

Greg Schroeder

7 years of experience
specialist
Commercial & agricultural
OHio Appraiser
Greg is a native of Putnam County, Ohio. He has been with Consolidated Appraisal Services Company since 2017 and specializes in commercial and agricultural properties. Greg has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University, a MBA from the University of Findlay, and has completed multiple courses through The Appraisal Institute and McKissock. Greg is a member of the ASFMRA and lives in Ottawa, Ohio with his wife Anne and two children.

Hannah Steinke

Specialist
OHio Appraiser
5 years of experience
Single & Multi Family
Hannah is a Certified Residential Appraiser specializing in single-family and multi-family properties. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business degree from Wright State University. Since joining Consolidated Appraisal Services in 2019, Hannah has demonstrated a commitment to continuous improvement and professional growth in the appraisal industry. Outside of her professional pursuits, Hannah resides in Wapakoneta with her husband and son, where she enjoys spending quality time with her friends and family.

Brian McGuire

Specialist
7 years of experience
Commercial & Industrial
OHio Appraiser
Brian is from the Lima area and currently resides in Wapakoneta. He has been with Consolidated Appraisal Services since 2017 and specializes in commercial and industrial valuation. After a three-year apprenticeship under Timothy Harpster, he received his Licensed Residential Appraisers Credential in 2020 and is currently studying for Certified General Certification. He is a 2002 Graduate of Lima Senior High School and a 2021 Graduate of Franklin University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and received his BS in Business Management and Human Resources Management. He enjoys spending time with his family and being outdoors.

Jordan E. Crum

Specialist
OHio Appraiser Assistant
Agribusiness & Administration
Jordan resides in Highland County, Ohio. She is a 2019 graduate of Wilmington College, where she studied Agribusiness with a minor in Business Administration.

Rebecka L. Brose

Specialist
Real Estate & Multi-Family
OHio Appraiser
Rebecka obtained her assistant's license in 2022 and began her supervision under Timothy Harpster in April of 2023. She is working towards becoming and Ohio Licensed Residential Real Estate Appraiser and will specialize in single and multi-family residences. Rebecka resides in rural Logan County with her husband, Steve. Together they enjoy camping, golfing, traveling, and spending time with their daughter Aly and future son-in-law, Dalton.

Amanda Harpster

Administration
7 years of experience
Specialist
Amanda enjoys the role as Office Administrator. She is a graduate of Western Governor’s University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a Master’s degree in Management and Leadership. Her education and background in customer service and hospitality make this role a perfect fit. Amanda strives to make the transition from appraisal order to completed report as effortless as possible for all those involved. She grew up in Waynesfield, OH but currently resides in Columbus. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with friends, family and her pets.

Jerry Frey

Specialist
Commercial & Industrial
7 years of experience
OHio Appraiser
Jerry Frey has been with Consolidated Appraisal Services Company since 2015 and is experienced in agricultural and commercial appraisals. Prior to working with CASC, Jerry was a realtor with Ron Spencer Real Estate for 25 years. Jerry is a 1993 graduate of Ohio Northern University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and has also completed courses at Bowling Green State University and at Hondros College. 

Tahler E. Sdao

7 years of experience
Commercial & Industrial
Specialist
OHio Appraiser
Tahler resides in Allen County, Ohio. She is a 2016 graduate of Franklin University. Her appraisal education includes courses from Hondros College and The Appraisal Institute. Tahler is proficient in residential and commercial real estate, specializing in single and multi-family residential appraisals and she continues to stay up to date on current USPAP regulations. She also has experience completing appraisals for both estates and construction inspections. Tahler is passionate about her work and always strives for accuracy and efficiency. 

Robert Kuehnle

Specialist
Commercial & Industrial
7 years of experience
OHio Appraiser
Robert has been with Consolidated Appraisal Services Company since 2020 and specializes in commercial and industrial properties.  He spent 20 years in governmental accounting before joining our firm.  Robert has a Bachelor of Science in Business from Miami University and his Master’s in Business Administration from Bluffton University.  He resides with his wife and twin boys in the Columbus area where they enjoy cheering for their Columbus Blue Jackets.   

​CJ Steinke

OHio Appraiser
Specialist
7 years of experience
Commercial & Industrial
CJ has been with Consolidated Appraisal Services Company since 2022 and specializes in single family residential properties. CJ graduated from Botkins High School in 2014. CJ resides in Wapakoneta with his wife, Hannah. 

​Trisha Sierra

Specialist
7 years of experience
OHio Appraiser
Commercial & Industrial
Trisha is a resident of Allen County, Ohio and a graduate of Rhodes State College.